Barb Desjardins is:
A proven leader in Esquimalt and the CRD;
Always willing to listen and help;
Prepared to take on tough issues; and
A tireless advocate for Esquimalt.
Barb's Accomplishments in 2014 - 2018:
Town centre groundbreaking and build after ten years of planning and community steps;
Secured $17 million dollars for capital amenities with public safety, waterfront parks, and recreation facilities
Esquimalt Adventure Park built
Enhanced community cultural events though consistent funding
Framework Agreement for public safety and policing of Esquimalt by VicPD. Dedicated Esquimalt Division patrol and performance measures of policing resulted from this.
Admirals Rd and E&N Corridor upgrades and enhancements of active transportation infrastructure including cycling and sidewalks
Acquisition of 1237/1239 Esquimalt Rd for consolidation, upgrade and development of further commercial mixed use options on Esquimalt Rd.
Continued growth of relationships with Esquimalt First Nation and Songhees First Nation.